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SPECTACULAR SLASHES OF VIVID RED, ORANGE, AND YELLOW COMBINE TO CREATE A BIRD THAT IS QUITE SIMPLY STUNNING – MEET THE BAND-TAILED MANAKIN!

A bright yellow bird with black wings, back, and red cap, mixed with splashes of vivid red on the breast, making him simply stunning.

MEET THE BAND-TAILED MANAKIN

Photo Courtesy of Instagram/nature_worldwide_birds

The band-tailed manakin (Pipra fasciicauda) is a species of bird in the Pipridae family. The male Band-tailed Manakin has black upperparts with a bright red crown that extends to the back and sides of the neck. The face and rest of the underparts are bright yellow, with a variable amount of red on the breast and belly. The male has a broad pale band on the tail.

Photo Courtesy of Hector Bottai / CC BY-SA 4.0

The female is mostly olive-green with a yellowish throat and center of the belly.

Both sexes have a pale iris, brown legs, and a relatively short square tail.

Photo Courtesy of Hector Bottai / CC BY-SA 4.0

This bird is found in and endemic to Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, and Peru.

Photo Courtesy of Instagram/dalfenas

Band-tailed manakin likes to live in natural habitats such as subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest, subtropical or tropical swamps, and heavily degraded former forest.

Photo Courtesy of Instagram/leandro_igr

A fruit eater, they like to forage in the upper understory of the forest in Amazonia.

Photo Courtesy of Instagram/danilomotafotos

In Brazil, egg-laying in Dec in N (Belém area) and species breeds mainly Aug–Nov in S (E Mato Grosso do Sul). Male performs complex lek display along with other males to attract a female. Little more is known about the breeding process.

Photo Courtesy of Instagram/nature_worldwide_birds

This species has a relatively stable population and does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the size criterion set by the IUCN.

Photo Courtesy of Instagram/birdingbr

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